The Appedition: Keezy

Curator: Mark Pollard
date: February 12, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: App, mobile app, mobile website app
In the second issue of The Appedition, we look at Keezy, a super-sweet soundboard app that Reggie Watts has used—at least once.
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The Appedition: Hype Machine

Curator: Mark Pollard
date: February 11, 2014
Categories: Experience Design, Information Design
Tags: App, mobile app, mobile website app

This week, we’ll eye-love five apps.


Each of the apps has repeatedly passed my Zen focus on renunciation (of crap I don’t need). It’s a focus that’s helped me ween myself off a many-thousand-fold vinyl collection (only one case of records accompanied me from Sydney to New York in 2011). It’s a focus that sees me sneak-attack unnecessary things at home then sneak them into the trash (if something goes missing my wife and children assume I sneak-attacked it). It’s a focus that sees me primarily use recycled, loose-leaf paper for note-taking rather than notebooks.
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Letterlab: Strange Attractors

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 24, 2014
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Information Design, Typographic Design
Tags: catelijne van middelkoop, graphic design museum, Letterlab, MOTI, ryan pescatore frisk, strange attractors
I’ve wandered through the week celebrating family on various levels—some connected by blood, some connected by design. In the spirit of a true finale, my last piece of Design Envy inspiration is an explosion of the two. Letterlab, a children’s exhibition at the Graphic Design Museum in Breda, was concepted and designed by Strange Attractors, a small studio in Rotterdam founded by Ryan Pescatore Frisk and Catelijne van Middelkoop—my little brother and his amazing wife.   
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Picture: Plural

Curator: Sara Frisk
date: January 23, 2014
Categories: Environmental Graphic Design, Experience Design, Illustration, Typographic Design
Tags: Andy Warhol, chicago design museum, jeremiah chiu, plural, renata graw, tanner woodford
This is one of my favorite pieces from last year’s Chicago Design Museum exhibition, designed by Renata Graw and Jeremiah Chiu of Plural. Its flawless black-and-white line work spanned 14 feet, drawing people into it from every angle and luring an uncanny number of black-and-white striped designers into its hipster camouflage. 
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Jamie McLellan website

Curator: Huge/KingCoyle
date: January 9, 2014
Categories: Experience Design
Tags: Craft, furniture design, New Zealand, product design
Jamie McLellan runs a product and furniture design consultancy in the heart of downtown Auckland, New Zealand. With an eye for craft and a penchant for simplicity, Jamie’s site is as interesting as the work it houses.
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